Wednesday, June 30, 2010

S.1237-Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans with Children Act of 2009

There is a bill in the Senate S.1237 RS Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans with Children Act of 2009
This bill was introduced by Senator Patty Murray (WA) with 8 cosponsors.
It has been reported out of the Committee on Veterans Affairs, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar.

This is a very important bill that will be of special interest and provide support for Women Veterans
and homeless Veterans with children. It will greatly increase special programs for Women Veterans
and homeless Veterans and will provide more and better care.

The American Cold War Veterans support this bill, and we reach out to our sisters-in-arms, knowing
the extra burdens faced by Women Veterans. The trials and tribulations these brave women face
are often much harder than those faced by male Veterans.

We seek equal treatment for ALL Veterans, no matter where on when they served. The uniform worn,
the job description, sex or national origin have no bearing on one fact: they are Veterans.

That should be the only criteria needed to allow access to the Veterans Administration; health care,
disability pensions, or any other program offered by the VA.

It is time for America to stand up for our Veterans and demand the best possible care. These Veterans
stood up for America, placed their lives on hold, faced danger and arduous conditions everyday.

Please contact both of your Senators, email, phone, fax, face-to-face tell them that ALL Veterans
deserve the same and equal treatment: the best our country can give them. Ask them to cosponsor
and vote for passage of S. 1237. Do not take no or a "canned" response as an answer. Contact your
Senators often, perhaps they will finally understand.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

----------------"And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades."-- Robert M. Gates, 1996